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Definition of hang back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hang back

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
to remain in a place after all the other people have left

hang back (from something)

 
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to hesitate because you are nervous about doing or saying something I was sure she knew the answer but for some reason she hung back.
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